Newcastle made five changes for today's FA Cup third round tie at Brighton, omitting striker Papiss Cisse from the squad altogether.
Rob Elliot started in goal and Shola Ameobi was named captain in a weakened team that demonstrated manager Alan Pardew's priority was the Barclays Premier League. Brighton named winger Will Buckley, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury, on the bench
Jordi Gomez's second-half equaliser denied League Two AFC Bournemouth a shock FA Cup win at Wigan.
Rafael Benitez lauded debutant Demba Ba and Frank Lampard after Chelsea's dominant FA Cup third round victory at Southampton today.
Eight of the region's teams are playing in the third round of the FA Cup today. Find the full list of fixtures here.